Mechanics

FORD F-150 STARTER PROBLEM

1997 Ford F-150 • 150,000 miles

I have replaced the starter with a new one and the starting seoind --
have tested the battery and have clean good cables ---live in tulsa ok and no rust proeblem -- the starter turns the engine about 6 inches and then quits -- pulled the plugs and can spin it with a drill -- pulled into the drive way running and went to use it a week later and ran into this problem -- crank angle or fuel reg problem? I am 70 and been fixing my cars since I was 14 --- this has me baffled
needing a helping hand please
bruce
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Bruce jordan
February 5, 2013.



6 inches? Does the bendix kick out of the starter?

Roy

No the starter just goes dead

Tiny
Bruce jordan
Feb 5, 2013.
Volt meter shows no current at the starter first it turns over 12.5 volts and then go dead

Tiny
Bruce jordan
Feb 5, 2013.
Ok, the little tickle wire, it drops out the voltage? If it does, the ignition switch may have failed

Roy